|by Steve Earle||Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris|
G Hey pretty baby are you ready for me G C D It's your good rockin' daddy down from Tennessee D I'm just outta Austin bound for San Antone D C with the radio blastin' and the bird dog on Speed trap up ahead Selma town but no local yokel's gonna shut me down Cause me and my boys got this rig unwound and we've come a thousand miles from the guitar town.
"the lead bit is in G, played over the verse chord progression. Sounds great on an electric with a bit of vibrato and reverb."E B G D 0 A 2 0 2 3 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 E 0 3 3 3 3 0 3 0 3 2 3 Nothin' ever happened round my home town and I ain't the kind to just hang around I heard someone callin' my name one day so I followed that voice down the lost highway Everybody told me you can't get far on $37 and a Jap guitar now I'm smokin into Texas with the hammer down and a rockin' little combo from the guitar town. D Hey pretty baby don't you know it ain't my fault C G Love to hear the steel belts hummin on the asphalt D Wake up in the middle of the night in a truck stop C D7 Stumble in the restaurant, wonderin' why I don't stop Well, I Gotta keep rockin while I still can Got a two-pack habit and a motel tan When my boots hit the boards I'm a brand new man put my back to the risers and make my stand Hey pretty baby won't you hold me tight I'm loadin' up and rollin' out of here tonight One of these days I'm gonna settle down and I'll take you back with me to the guitar town
"repeat riff and out"
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